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#1 Plumber

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 11:44 AM

My daughter has an Asus desktop(M11BB-B05)with no wifi capabilities that I can find.Hard drive got trashed and the tech.that worked on it had to format the complete drive and reinstall 8.1.There is no recovery partition.How can I make it wifi capable,thank-you.



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Posted 16 May 2015 - 12:18 PM

If the computer had WIFI capability before the new hard drive then you would need to reinstall the Wireless driver. Go here. Use the dropdown box to select your OS and download the driver under the Wireless category. You will need to download this on another computer to a USB flash drive and then install it on the Asus. When you go to Device Manager are they any Yellow Exclamation marks displayed?

 

 



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Posted 16 May 2015 - 01:16 PM

Thank-you for the help.I will install the driver on Monday when I see her.I don't remember about the device manager but I think it only showed the Ethernet adapter and no yellow marks but will check when I am there.Thanks again for your help and the website.

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 11:40 AM

Checking the product page for that particular model on Asus' website and it doesn't mention any kind of WiFi capabilities so you would need like a USB WiFi dongle or something like that.


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 02:15 PM

Thanx guys for all your help and yes you are correct.It is not wifi capable according to the specs.So what should I do now.Have no clue what you are talking about as far as usb.

 

I just googled it and it seems pretty simple except for the type of adapter.This is what it said:There are three main standards: 802.11b , 802.11g and 802.11n - The 802.11n type is the newest of the three and offers the best range and fastest speed.

 

On the last one it says your cable company must support it.Will I have a problem or do you suggest something else,thank-you.


Edited by Plumber, 18 May 2015 - 02:27 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 02:26 PM

Something like this wireless USB adapter/dongle

 

(note this model does NOT support windows 8 apparently)


Edited by YeahBleeping, 18 May 2015 - 02:29 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 02:40 PM

Thanks,went to the site and it says it works with 8 and 8.1 unless I misread something.



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Posted 18 May 2015 - 04:03 PM

I was reading a post from an individual on the site that only gave it 1 star.  So I presume that since then they have come out with drivers that work for windows 8.


Edited by YeahBleeping, 18 May 2015 - 04:04 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 04:18 PM

For Windows 8.1 you may want to look at this adapter. Tplink's site does list a driver that supports 8.1



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Posted 18 May 2015 - 04:28 PM

Thank-you,is it safe to assume that if it's ok for 8 it is good for8.1



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Posted 18 May 2015 - 05:39 PM

From tplink's support site you can see the latest driver supports 8.1

 

http://www.tp-link.com/en/download/TL-WN722N_V1.html#Driver

 

Edit: you would need to download the latest driver at the above link if it was not on the included CD.


Edited by JohnC_21, 18 May 2015 - 05:44 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 05:44 PM

Looks good to me,thanks to all of you for your expert help.It is quite appreciated.




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